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May 10, 2013
This Week in CW: The final resolution has been completed in the K-Dow arbitration between Dow Chemical and the Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC; Kuwait City, Kuwait), with Dow...
April 26, 2013
This week in CW: This week’s earnings roundup includes several top players that have confirmed their 2013 outlooks. Today, BASF reported a 15% drop in first-quarter net...
April 22, 2013
This Week in CW:   Earnings season has officially begun as several more companies reported this week. In the US, PPG delivered strong results and beat analyst estimates on...
April 12, 2013
This week in CW: Ecolab announced Wednesday that it has officially closed on its $2.3-billion acquisition of Champion Technologies, an oil field chemicals firm, after it agreed to sell...
March 22, 2013
This week in CW: CW was at the IHS World Petrochemical Conference this week discussing the positive outlook of the North American petrochemical industry. Although shale gas has cut...
March 15, 2013
This Week in CW: Dow on Thursday said it plans to divest up to $1.5 billion worth of businesses throughout the next 18 months, including its polypropylene (PP) licensing and catalysts...
March 8, 2013
 This Week in CW:   A. Schulman on Monday announced an aggressive bid to acquire Ferro Corp. for $6.50/share—a 25% premium on Ferro’s closing price on 1 March and...
March 1, 2013
This week in CW: More earnings were reported this week as the season comes to an end. In Europe, top German players BASF and Bayer both reported higher sales and earnings. Bayer's...
February 22, 2013
This Week in CW: Earnings season is slowing down, with only a few major companies still left to report. This week, in Europe and abroad, DSM reported a 75% fall in net profit, to...
February 15, 2013
This Week in CW: Several more European and American companies reported fourth-quarter earnings this week, with results varying—though European results appeared stronger than...
February 8, 2013
This week in CW: Earnings season is in full swing as companies continue to report mixed results. Abroad, Mistui reports a sales decrease as well as a $105-million net loss, while DIC...
February 1, 2013
This week in CW:   Several firms in the United States reported earnings this week—with the most notable losses coming from Dow Chemical and Royal Dutch Shell. Dow reported a...
January 18, 2013
This Week in CW: Dow Chemical has given indication it may leave ACC and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) over the groups’ support of natural gas exports. Dow...
January 11, 2013
This Week in CW: Dow Corning says it will cut about 4% of its workforce—equaling 500 jobs from its professional ranks—through an “involuntary separation...
January 4, 2013
This week in CW: Dow Chemical says it is postponing the second phase of its Santa Vitória, Brazil, biobased polyethylene project with Mitsui because of escalation in costs...
January 4, 2013
A handful of acquisitions in the $5-billion range and the continuing announcements of planned US ethylene crackers were the highlights of CW’s coverage in 2012 (as well as...
December 21, 2012
This Week in CW: Braskem Idesa (Mexico City)—a jv of Braskem (Brazil) and Grupo Idesa (Mexico)—has received final approval for $3.2 billion in financing for its Ethylene...
December 17, 2012
This Week in CW: PPG Industries signed an agreement to acquire AkzoNobel’s North American architectural coatings business for $1.05 billion. The deal is expected to close in...
December 7, 2012
This week in CW: After Innospec and private equity firm Blackstone Capital Partners (New York) dropped their $47.50/share bid for TPC Group earlier this week, TPC Group shareholders...
November 30, 2012
This Week in CW: Reckitt Benckiser (Slough, UK) has agreed to merge with Schiff Nutrition International (Salt Lake City), a provider of branded vitamins, nutrition supplements and...
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